Peter Dutton sues refugee activist for defamation over tweet

Peter Dutton sues refugee activist for defamation over tweet

The Guardian

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Defence minister seeks aggravated damages from Shane Bazzi for 25 February post on Twitter

Peter Dutton has made good on threats to sue social media users, seeking aggravated damages for alleged defamation by a refugee activist who labelled him “a rape apologist”.

In the federal court suit, first reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the defence minister argues Shane Bazzi defamed him by falsely claiming he condones or excuses rape.

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